By skipping just one traditional business meeting and having a Web conference instead a company can significantly reduce its CO2 emissions. For iLinc, going green is not just a slogan, it is good for our business.
PHOENIX (PRWEB) August 27, 2007
iReduce was launched in January to encourage companies to reduce CO2 emissions, a leading contributing factor in global warming. All iLinc customers can easily measure their CO2 savings by viewing the company's carbon calculator and even tracking their progress on their iLinc account management page. In addition, for every iLinc customer that saves a million pounds or more of CO2 every quarter, the company will donate money in the customer's name toward renewable energy sources and carbon reduction efforts.
The iLinc Web conferencing software automatically calculates exactly how much CO2 emissions are saved for every individual that uses the iLinc product through a patent-pending feature called the iLinc Green Meter(TM). By detecting the locations of the people that are attending the Web meeting and measuring the distance between the meeting participants and the meeting leader, the iLinc Green Meter can measure the exact amount of travel that is eliminated. The Meter then applies an algorithm that recognizes what means of travel would commonly be used for the distance (such as car, small aircraft, large aircraft, etc.) and generates a CO2 emissions savings amount for both the Web meeting leader and a composite number for their entire organization.
"Lately there has been a lot of lip service given to environmental initiatives, but iLinc offers our customers measurable ways to lower their carbon footprint," said James M. Powers, Jr., iLinc's President and Chief Executive Officer. "By skipping just one traditional business meeting and having a Web conference instead a company can significantly reduce its CO2 emissions. For iLinc, going green is not just a slogan, it is good for our business."
North Carolina-based Global Knowledge Training, LLC, the largest privately held provider of training and enterprise learning services for information technology (IT) and management professionals, uses the iLinc Green Meter calculator to track the environmental impact of its distance learning programs.
"I hadn't thought about our direct effect on global warming before switching to iLinc," said Chris Gosk, VP of Distance Learning at Global Knowledge. "Now, however, we know precisely how our online programs help the environment, both for our organization and for our customers."
Global Knowledge calculates that it prevents more than 4.4 million pounds of CO2 from entering the environment each month. To put this into perspective, every 20 pounds of CO2 equals burning one gallon of gasoline. This means that Global Knowledge's iLinc usage equates to saving more than 200,000 gallons of gasoline a month.
"In offering distance learning to our students for the last six years we estimate that we've saved the environment approximately 316 million pounds of CO2 emissions - the equivalent of buying and burning 15.8 million gallons of gasoline."
In addition to its carbon calculator, iLinc actively supports the sustainability movement by promoting recycling, reuse and reduction programs at its offices and with its employees at home. However, it is the iReduce program that enables the company to share its proactive environmental philosophy with its customers and the world.
"We have received overwhelmingly positive feedback from customers for our iReduce program and are delighted to see companies such as Global Knowledge leveraging it to their business advantage," said Powers.
About iLinc Communications, Inc.
iLinc Communications, Inc. is a leading developer of Web conferencing software and audio conferencing solutions for highly secure and cost-effective online meetings, presentations, and training sessions. The Company's technology allows people in diverse locations to communicate and collaborate online while avoiding the expense, environmental damage, and productivity losses associated with travel. iLinc provides an award-winning, enterprise-wide suite of Web, audio and video conferencing solutions that can be scaled up or down to meet the needs of any size organization. Offering the industry's most flexible pricing models, iLinc gives organizations the power to choose an on-premise installed, on-demand hosted, or hybrid solution--whichever model delivers the highest ROI for the customer. iLinc is headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz. with offices in Troy, New York and Salt Lake City, Utah. For more http://www.iLinc.com.
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